Wondering if you may be pregnant?
The thought of being pregnant may be overwhelming, especially if it was unplanned. The anxiety and fear that may follow a positive home test are normal. Take a breath, we are here to help. At Ivy Women’s Center, we offer pregnancy testing services to confirm your pregnancy and provide the information you need to move forward with your next steps.
Early Signs of Pregnancy
Every woman experiences pregnancy differently. However, there are common signs and changes that many women will notice in the early stages of pregnancy. You may encounter some or all of these early pregnancy symptoms:
- Missed Period
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Tender, sore breasts
- Food cravings or aversions
- Mood swings
- Frequent Urination
If you are experiencing any of the above, you may be pregnant. Call to schedule an appointment and get the answers you need.
When should I take a pregnancy test?
It’s natural to feel anxious if your period is late, or you’re experiencing some of the classic signs associated with early pregnancy. However, taking a pregnancy test right away may not give you the most accurate results. It is recommended that you wait at least one week after a missed period. It is at this point that there is enough of the pregnancy hormone (hCG) present to be detected by a urine pregnancy test. Taking the test too early is more likely to result in a false negative.
If I’m pregnant, what’s next?
If your test comes back positive, your next step is an ultrasound. Ultrasounds reveal vital information about the pregnancy that will help determine what options are available to you. With up to 25% of pregnancies ending in natural miscarriage, an ultrasound can also prevent women from pursuing unnecessary procedures.
At Ivy Women’s Center, we’re here to provide support, education, and the answers you need to make the best choice for you.
All of our pregnancy services are free of charge and completely confidential.
Contact us to schedule your appointment.